What's up with filters and Tak eyepieces? I have some newly acquired Tak LE eyepieces and my standard 1.25 filters won't fit. I can get them on about a quarter turn and that's it. Are the eyepieces a different thread than the common 1.25 filters. Sure seems so. I had the same issue with trying to get a 2" filter on a Tak 2" diagonal. To look at the eyepieces, there appears to be threads, but they are painted and not shiny like other non-Tak eyepieces. Is the paint preventing screwing on the filters? I don't want to force on a filter if I can help it. I'm sure it will bugger up the filter threads.
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